Baptism and Lay Mystique by Glory Dharmaraj
We must put to rest the perception that only the ordained are called to ministry. Baptism removes the lay mystique, that feeling among many laypersons that they do not have a definite calling and identity.
This Is What I Am: Baptism as Ordination of All Believers by Glory E. Dharmaraj
It is renewal time. It is time to pick up centering tools of grace for our onward journey. Baptism is one such means. Imagine someone unfamiliar with this Christian practice asks you, "What is baptism?" What is your personal understanding of baptism? Can you quickly explain it in a sentence or two?
Branded by Baptism Against Identity Theft by Glory E. Dharmaraj
As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah, John answered all of them by saying, “I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire....”
Branded by Baptism Against Identity Theft (Part 2) by Glory E. Dharmaraj
And this is my prayer, that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight to help you to determine what is best, so that in the day of Christ you may be pure and blameless, having produced the harvest of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ for the glory and praise of God.
Branded by Baptism Against Identity Theft (Part 3) by Glory E. Dharmaraj
The disciples of John reported all these things to him. So John summoned two of his disciples and sent them to the Lord to ask, “Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?”
Branded by Baptism Against Identity Theft (Part 4) by Glory E. Dharmaraj
Jesus went away again across the Jordan to the place where John had been baptizing earlier, and he remained there. Many came to him, and they were saying, “John performed no sign, but everything that John said about this man was true.” And many believed in him there.
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